30 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

30 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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30 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
+3
bus + Fly + foot + train:  25​h
1
Gold Coast
— 21 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Edmonton

21
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Get some historical perspective at Cape Byron Lighthouse and Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse. Do your shopping at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and The Oasis Shopping Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Byron Bay (Cape Byron Walking Track, Lone Goat Gallery, & more), Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). Pack the 21st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, and get some fabulous bargains at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre.

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Edmonton, Canada to Gold Coast is an approximately 25-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Edmonton to Gold Coast due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Edmonton in March: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, North Tamborine, Tropical Fruit World, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Lennox Head Beach
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Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

7
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Get some historical perspective at Chenrezig Institute and Caloundra Lighthouses. Do your shopping at Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza and Queen Street Mall. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Montville Art Gallery (in Montville), Maleny Cheese (in Maleny) and Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, kick back and relax at Kings Beach, and let little ones run wild at Downfall Creek Bushland Centre.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Maleny Cheese, Caloundra Lighthouses, Montville Art Gallery, Mooloolaba Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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